The first two plane types I was ever on back when I was 6 (both EA
: DC-9s to Florida, 727s back to BOS
The 727 was my favorite plane as a kid. I even had a plastic model of an EA
727 (Whisperjet scheme); presently buried in my mother's basement closet.
Nonetheless, from the outside; both the 727 & DC-9 were LOUD
. During my childhood spotting days (w/my family) near BOS
' 22L landings along Route 145 in East Boston/Winthrop; we always had to fully cover our ears whenever those babies flew overhead.
Unfortunately, my only 727 flights were the fore-mentioned EA DAB-ATL-BOS flights in 1972 and a NW DTW-PHL flight in 2000. I was on more DC-9 flights over the years.
[Edited 2006-07-03 19:18:12]
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981